Episode 96: SEE YOU on the BAllot
6/9/17 - Have you ever considered running for office? Do you know a friend who should? In the first of a two-part special, we're talking about building the infrastructure to encourage women to enter all sorts of races: Congress, yes, but also your city council or school board. We hear from Stephanie Schriock of EMILYs List about the 10k+ women (!) who have expressed interest in running since the 2016 election. And from Amanda Litman of Run for Something, which encourages young people to get involved in politics. Plus, Ann & Amina weigh in on their own political ambitions. Announcements: our shop is still open for pre-orders and there are tickets on sale for our live show in Philly and YES, FINALLY, we're coming to Brooklyn.
The Shop is still open for pre-orders! Til June 18
Live shows: New York on July 15 + Philly on July 16
Running for office reading list
- Women take a long time to decide to run
- Research suggests it’s not really an ambition gap for women of color
- Alexis Frank is running to be the youngest congresswoman ever in South Carolina’s District 5
- An unprecedented number of women are interested in running for office.
- The 2018 and 2020 state-level races are very very important
Tell us about your favorite candidates with the hashtag #CYGruns
Our theme song is Call Your Girlfriend by Robyn.
Original music composed and performed by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs.